Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 7th Jul 2006 13:22 UTC
AMD AMD announced its second-quarter revenue figures ahead of schedule on Thursday, and investors are not going to be pleasantly surprised. AMD's revenue for the second quarter is expected to be USD 1.21bn, a 52 percent increase compared with the same period last year. However, analysts had been expecting AMD to record USD 1.3bn in revenue, according to estimates polled by Thomson First Call.
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RE: it wasn't unexpected
by jimmystewpot on Fri 7th Jul 2006 17:08 UTC in reply to "it wasn't unexpected"
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2006-01-19

The areas that AMD has learnt better than Intel ever will is in the area of spare parts, Having the same socket and motherboard etc for entire generations of processors is much better than what you get from Intel where many of the interim processors XEON 2.4 is different from a 2.6 etc in the actual socket, We switched many of our servers over (and the process continues) to AMD primarily because we can hold much fewer spares and still use the same boards. I know that is about to change with the Opteron rev F but its still been so good for the last few years that there is no reason for us to move away. Its especially important as we do not buy gold service etc from our hardware providers because we have to have as close to 100% uptime and those pesky 4hour replacement times are not good enough. Much cheaper to buy a pile of processors and ram etc and run with it.

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